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Black workers saw a big drop in unemployment in July, but many left the labor force altogether

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July’s jobs report brought more jobs than expected, with the US adding 943,000 nonfarm payrolls. The unemployment rate also dropped down to 5.4%, a bigger dip than anticipated.

All told, the report shows signs of more robust recovery. In fact, Insider’s Ben Winck and Andy Kiersz report that July’s numbers were so good that they actually shaved four months off of economic recovery. 

Despite what looks like a heartening report, Black Americans are still falling behind — they were increasingly no longer looking for work or employed in July.

In July, the unemployment rates for Black workers details ⇒

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